Highness in Hiding

Highness in Hiding

by Nigel Tranter

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Overview

The quashing of the Jacobite Rising of 1745 saw an end to the ambitions of the exiled house of Stuart. But somehow the young pretender, Prince Charles Edward, otherwise known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, manage to avoid arrest.

For six extraordinary months the handsome young prince, often starving, sometimes barefoot and in rags, ranged the Western Highlands and the Outer and Inner Hebrides, hiding, lurking, fleeing.

Despite dire threats of punishment to all who might aid and abet him, the royal fugitive was hidden by brave and trusty supporters, each of whom could have betrayed him for the massive £30,000 reward offered by the English.

This story stands as a tribute to the loyalty and staunch courage of the Highland clansfolk.

'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444757712
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date: 09/13/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 419 KB

About the Author

One of Scotland's best-loved authors, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died at the age of ninety on 9 January 2000.

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